Healthy Corner Stores (past project)

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Making healthy foods more visible, affordable, and attractive in neighborhood grocery stores







Project Description

Many residents often shop at corner stores within walking distance from their home, worksite, or school for meals to feed themselves and their families; however, most corner stores stock a disproportionately high amount of processed convenience foods compared to fresher, healthier options. In a 2012 survey of regular Minneapolis corner store customers, 94% said they would buy fruits and vegetables at their neighborhood corner store if they were made available and affordable to them.

In 2012, the Health Department teamed up with corner store owners in Minneapolis to improve access to fresh produce and healthier foods such as low-fat dairy and whole grains. Store owners learned important skills for buying and handling produce, and colorful signs helped customers choose healthier food options.

Specifically, the Health Department and its partners focused on:

Original Project Sites

In 2012, the corner stores listed below participated in the Healthy Corner Store program. They displayed colorful signs in front windows and inside the store to advertise their displays of fresh produce and other healthy foods. 

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Progress & Accomplishments

For current healthy eating projects, visit:

The Prevention & Healthy Living, Healthy Eating Webpage.

For more information, contact:
P: 612-673-2301
E: [email protected]






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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.


Last updated Dec 11, 2018



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